Events for Adults

The Literary Circle Discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Literary Circle Discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

Read The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Ngyum and come prepared to participate in lively, congenial discussion, facilitated by library staff.  For adults.  Free.  Questions?  Email mccombs@monterey.org.

Beginner Ukulele Class

Beginner Ukulele Class

Tuesday, February 28, 6:00pm

Learn new songs, basic chords, and techniques on this fascinating instrument with Chris Bohrman, the PG Music Man! Beginner to intermediate skill levels welcome. Bring your own ukulele or reserve a library ukulele in advance. Space is limited and registration is required. Call (831)646-3933 to sign up for this session and the companion class on March 28.

Hidden Web: Digital Reel

Hidden Web: Digital Reel

Saturday, March 4, 10:30am

Access our historic local newspaper collection online, for free, from anywhere! Space is limited and signup is required. For more information and to sign up, please call (831) 646-3933.

Adult Craft Club

Adult Craft Club

Sunday, March 5, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cloches and Cases! We will be making  Zipper Cases that can hold all kind of supplies. These things are great!  They are sturdy little cases, made from the bottoms of a couple of bottles that would have ended up in the trash. To complete our recycling project, we will repurpose the bottle tops into inexpensive Display Cloches (aka bell jars or domes)  -- the perfect way to showcase miniature scenes, mementos, or seasonal table top displays. Supplies for a simple display will be provided, or you may supply your own.

Free. Space is limited and the class sometimes fills so please RSVP by calling 646-3933 or emailing cunha@monterey.org

WILD BIRD:  The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris, a Talk by Local Author John A. Greenwald

WILD BIRD: The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris, a Talk by Local Author John A. Greenwald

Thursday, March 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee invite you to a talk by local author John A. Greenwald about his book WILD BIRD: The True Jazz Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Author John A. Greenwald shares the story of how the discovery of letters hidden in the walls of La Mirada revealed the end of a passionate love affair between its former owner Ruth Morris and British author Alec Waugh (Evelyn's brother) and inspired Greenwald to begin uncovering many more surprising details about this fascinating woman. That she flew planes, raced cars, worked in Hollywood, fought a bull, and was involved in a great scandal. Perfect material for an engrossing book.

A California native, John A. Greenwald is a graduate of UC Berkeley and a former copywriter for several major advertising agencies. He later became a teacher and began helping high school students learn how to write. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Monterey. http://www.johnagreenwald.com

The event takes place at Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA. Tickets are $25 per person. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments before the lecture - reception 4:00 p.m., lecture 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Admission is complimentary for 1849 Society Members and guests. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mplfriends.com, in person at the Library Help Desk or by phone at 831.646.5632.
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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Jeanne McCombs.